December 25, 2014

Call The Midwife 3 - Christmas Special - Episode 9

Call the Midwife Christmas special - what did you think?

Watch HERE or on google drive:

part 1

Part 2

Call the Midwife is well and truly back. Nine months after they were last on our telly screens the midwives of Nonnatus returned to claim their place as a Christmas classic.
We met an elderly Jenny Lee (played by Vanessa Redgrave), had religious realisations, fought against prejudice and cared for the vulnerable. Plus enjoyed plenty of suitably-festive scenes: snowflake dances, actualsnowflakes, mince pies, giant Christmas trees and flaming puddings.

Chummy and Patsy headed off to look after the inhabitants of a poorly-run mother and baby home while PC Noakes sat his Sergeants exams, again. Meanwhile Cynthia pondered joining the religious order, while caring for a couple who had been released from a Victorian mental hospital.

If you ask me, being snuggled up with Chummy and co for company was a heartwarming way to spend an hour and a quarter this Christmas. I challenge anyone not to feel even a tiny bit teary in the final few minutes. 
But what did you think? Did Call the Midwife's generosity and gentleness have you blubbing and reaching for your handkerchief? Or was the series' sweet and sentimental message a bit much for you post-Christmas lunch? 

Are the midwives of Nonnatus Christmas institutions? Or could you do without the red cardigan-ed residents of Poplar?

December 09, 2014

Favorite Quotes

It's already been a busy week, but a good one. Whenever I speak to women's groups, especially survivors of violence and abuse, I am reminded of and share a few of my favorite quotes.  I love quotes that inspire, uplift and motivate.  

#Prescription #Drug #hawaiirehab
I think everyone should remember that we ALL have a past.   It's up to us whether or not we want to let our past be our present, or simply learn from what once was.   Good or bad, it's up to us to grow up, move on and live life the way we want it to be. We don't get to come back, and this earthly life is short.   Make it worth all the effort.
i might love this so muchOther people will judge u, give opinions on your life or even try to harm u...don't let that keep u from leaving peacefully:) I've been thru it all & tho maybe in the past I let it steal my joy today it rubs off like butter:)use past heartaches to comfort others who may be now experiencing the same
Quotes and Sayings About Overcoming | Bad Childhood, Great Life – Overcoming your past and shaping your ...
September is National Recovery Month. I made these graphics and collages in honor of all those who know or love someone who's beaten their addictions, are fighting their addictions, and those who lost their battles to demons they couldn't overcome. The stigmas attached to addictions of any kind need to be a thing of the past. It's a disease and it can be fatal. Treating addicts as lesser than human does nothing to help anyone, and only makes the fight that much harder for those struggling to overcome their problems. It's a shame that it isn't till fairly recently that the medical community realized addiction itself usually isn't the main problem, but actually a symptom of a much deeper emotional problem (ie: PTSD, self medicating due to sexual abuse or rape, underlying mental issues such as schizophrenia or severe depression, etc.). Treatment needs to be individualized and the underlying issues must be faced and dealt with in order to truly heal. All addicts are not the same, there is no one size fits all "cure", and some of the most brilliant and compassionate people in the world are addicts. Ostracizing and demonizing those suffering with this disease helps no-one. Alcohol kills more people than all other drugs combined but it's legal and not stigmatized in the same way as those addicted to illegal substances. Addiction doesn't discriminate, and affects every class, race, and age group. It can happen to anyone. And no one grows up wanting to be a junkie, alcoholic or slave to any substance. So try and keep this in mind the next time you judge someone and instead empathize with them, their struggle is immense and lifelong. A little compassion can go a long way.Looking for #Quotes, Life #Quote, Love Quotes, Quotes about moving on, and Best Life Quotes here. Visit "Life Quotes Ru in Tumblr"!
my dentist once told me...So true wish some people saw life and certain things this way.
Realising the benefits and what you have learned about yourself is part of the healing
The real character of a person is revealed not in how they begin a relationship, but how they end one.
Boy is this one true. It happened to each of my siblings and many others - all the same way. Finally, enough was enough and we all moved on. Sad, but oh, so necessary.
Hurt people, hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future. ~Yehuda Berg   :)
Life. Be the woman you want your children to grow up to be. Be the person other people say good things about
There is no such thing as closure.  Accept it for what it is and then square your shoulders and lift that chin girl -  its time to move on and live the life YOU deserve!  :-*  ♥

every woman HAS to know this.  You cannot control what others think of you or how they feel about you -- but you are in complete control of what and how you think of yourself.   Someone who completely loves and accepts themselves, does not need anyone else to affirm that.
You cannot control what others think of you or how they feel about you -- but you are in complete control of what and how you think of yourself. Someone who completely loves and accepts themselves, does not need anyone else to affirm that.